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  • Cramer: 'It's time to break up Microsoft' Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 10:38 AM ET

    Microsoft is an unwieldy business and should be broken up, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday, and it needs a savior to drive a corporate "miracle" to get the company back on track.

  • Jobs numbers good enough for 'taper light' Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 10:09 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve in Washington

    August's employment report is not expected to deter the Fed from taking the first step toward slowing its bond purchases in September, but it won't be as slow as many expected.

  • Mulally out? Ford CEO downplays early exit rumors Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Alan Mulally, the president and CEO of Ford Motor, has told CNBC that he is committed to his job, playing down reports that he could leave the company earlier than expected.

  • Jobs growth misses high hopes; rate drops to 7.3% Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    A worker carries a tote full of turned, non-inflated footballs to the quality control area at the Wilson Football Factory in Ada, Ohio

    Job growth was less than expected in August as the U.S. economy added 169,000 positions, raising questions over whether the Federal Reserve will begin a pullback on its historically easy monetary policy.

  • World leaders push big companies to pay more taxes Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    It's time to make Google, Apple, and other companies pay more taxes. That's the message from President Obama and leaders of the world's economies at a summit ending Friday.

  • Roller-coaster stocks—they go up but not down Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Americans have been willing to make the big investment and spend a day, or a week, having some fun at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

  • Into e-books? Here's how to cut your costs Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Avid readers can use new subscription plans and bundles to get more value for their e-book purchases. But they may still be overpaying.

  • Luxury auto market sizzles in August Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    High-end car sales jumped 31.5 percent, almost double the 17 percent gain the overall auto industry posted during the same month.

  • McDonald's reptile ruckus verdict: It's chicken Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:53 PM ET
    Photo posted on McDonald's Singapore Facebook page

    McDonald's Singapore hasn't served up any leaping lizards, with lab tests ending the reptile ruckus that erupted after a customer claimed her Sausage McMuffin contained a baby lizard.

  • Stock market already feeling sting of higher rates Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Traders work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange

    The relatively sharp jump in interest rates since the beginning of May has taken a toll on the stock market, and analysts see more pain ahead.

  • Obama cancels trip to California next week Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to California next week so that he can stay in Washington "to work on the Syrian resolution before Congress."

  • Pharma's Holy Grail: The next Alzheimer's drug Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:30 PM ET
    An Alzheimer's patient

    After two decades of research, a treatment that slows or reverses the progression of Alzheimer's has proved elusive. The aging of the global population makes the need more urgent.

  • Stewart designs shelved by JC Penney—report Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    Penney CEO Mike Ullman decided to do away with Stewart's home-goods line after they didn't sell well, The Post reported.

  • Debt talks could get ugly, but sequestration? Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    However contentious the debt ceiling talks might be, we can be virtually assured there will be no sequestration sequel.

  • Foot-wide Hamptons pathway sold for $120,000 Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Dunes at Napeague, New York

    Two Wall Street financiers locked horns and bid each other up in a face-to-face auction for an overgrown 1,885-foot-long strip of land, just 1 foot wide. NBC reports.

  • Student loan bubble starting to burst Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:06 PM ET

    This could be a sign that the student loan bubble is starting to burst.

  • The wrong kind of green: Pot sellers' banking woes Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    Even as a shift in U.S. prosecution policy gives states more leeway to legalize marijuana, the companies that dispense it are likely to have trouble finding a bank.

  • Here's how Bill Gross is playing post-Fed market Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 12:04 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Pimco's Bill Gross sees an increasingly constrained investing environment, where the unwinding of central bank stimulus is creating an "unstable field" of choices.

  • 'Bad idea' if Fed wages war on higher bond yields Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    Financial markets can handle higher yields as long as they're for the "right reasons," Drew Matus, senior U.S. economist and managing director at UBS, told CNBC.

  • It gets worse: Retail discounts go even deeper Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Many U.S. retailers reported stronger-than-expected August sales on Thursday, but they had to use steep discounts to woo back-to-school shoppers.

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